Keeping children motivated

Initial enthusiasm in after school activities tends to wane after the first excitement is over. This is but natural. The trick is to keep up the hard work even after this. How do you keep your child motivated? This is of particular importance when the child goes in for educational after school programs. Make the career-academics connection early on: Let your child understand how important studies are. Let him know that an excellent career is wholly dependent on wholesome learning. To develop his interest in studies, plan family activities that are connected with his studies. Emphasize the real-world connection to academics whenever possible. Set goals: Let your child know, through example, that hard work will be rewarded. If your child …

Is Your Baby Ready For Potty Training

You’re getting tired of changing those diapers, aren’t you? It’s so great to be able to get your child out of diapers. But, when it comes to potty training, timing is everything. If you start when your child isn’t ready, it will just take longer. However, if you miss the right opportunity, your child may resist the process more when you try later on. So, just how do you know when to begin? First of all – forget what your mom told you about having you potty trained by the time you were eighteen months old. She probably just had herself trained to sit you on the toilet at regular intervals, which is not the same as being fully potty …

Have a New Born in the Family? Here are Some Easy Ways to Save Money.

Debt Management Credit Counseling Corp. Boca Raton, FL – Everyone knows the cost of raising a child has dramatically increased throughout the years. With all the new styles of clothing, diapers and kinds of baby food, these items are more expensive than they once were. Here are a few simple ways to save. Breastfeeding The first and easiest way to save money is breastfeeding. Besides all the natural benefits of breastfeeding, it will save you thousands of dollars yearly on buying baby formula. Make Your Own Baby Food When you are shopping down the baby isle at your local grocery store, baby food does not seem that expensive. But, what people do not realize is how little food and how …

Advice On How To Successfully Get Your Children To Bed

Many parents find trying to get their child to bed at night to be one big struggle. The child may play up, whinge and even cry. When in bed, the child may then repeatedly keep getting out of bed and coming downstairs. This article gives advice on how to successfully get your child into bed at night, without all of this fuss. Some children even though they know that they are tired, do not want to miss out on any of the action or excitement. They want to spend as much time with mom and dad as possible. They can even see the fact that they have to go to bed before their parents as unjust and even cruel. These …

Finding activities for toddlers

Is no big deal, but the difficult part is finding something that will keep them entertained for more than a few seconds. The problem with any activity for toddlers is that kids are so fickle and so moody. It really is hard to tell what children’s activities will be appreciated and which ones will. If you pick the the right toddler activities, the kids will have fun for hours. But if you pick the wrong ones, they may become bored, or even upset. The important thing for a parent or caregiver is to be patient and ready to try many different activities. Of course, when selecting an activity for toddlers, you have to keep in mind that many of the …

All About: Diaper Bags

as the name suggests is quite obviously a bag that stores diapers. However, most have enough space for a wide range of baby accessories and have proved to be a wonderful solution for busy parents. A diaper bag stores diapers, toys, medicines, pacifiers, snacks and anything else you might need to keep baby comfortable and happy. As a matter of fact, diaper bags are as important as a diaper — an equally indispensable part of a baby’s growing up years. Over the years, diaper bags have evolved immensely and are now custom-made in a variety of styles and colors to compliment mom and baby on their day out. Created primarily for convenience, some modern bags are a superb blend of …

Air Travel Tips for Parents of Young Children

Are you the parent of an infant, toddler, or preschooler? If you are, are you also in the process of planning a trip that requires air travel? If you are, you may be dreading your upcoming flight. After all, complications are all that many parents can think of. With that said, there are a number of ways that you can make flying with your young children not only easy, but fun as well. For children under two years of age, you will first want to examine the pros and cons of getting them their own seat. Many airlines allow children under two to sit on the lap of an adult. Getting an extra seat for a child under two will …

Air Travel Tips For Parents With Small Children

Airline travel today is a lot different than it used to be, with new rules and regulations, as well as security alerts and procedures. For parents who are traveling with small children, air travel can be a nightmare if you are not careful. Not too long ago, Delta asked a mother to leave the plane because she was a mother and she was breast feeding her infant child. That was the woman’s only crime but she was forced off the plane by Delta authorities because another passenger thought that a natural beautiful bond between parent and child was obscene. Apparently Delta agreed with the passenger who complained, because the mother was not allowed to take the flight. In the current …

A Little Advice For New Parents

As a new parent you face many problems and issues that you need to understand and deal with immediately. Newborns do not come with an instruction book so here is some information on some things that you need to know about. Bathing your baby: Your baby’s umbilical cord will fall off in about one to two weeks after they are born. Until it falls out, you should only give your baby sponge baths. You could dampen a cotton ball or cotton swab with alcohol to help dry the umbilical stump or simply follow your pediatrician’s directions. You can give him a bath in a sink or shallow tub after the stump falls off. Caesarian delivery: A caesarian is usually performed …

A Guide To Choosing The Right Toy For Your Child’s Age

Choosing the right toy for your child’s age is not just a matter of selecting a toy that will engage, entertain and educate them, it is also a matter of safety. If you’ve browsed the aisles of any toy store lately you probably know that selecting the right toy can be a difficult undertaking. Not only do you want a toy that you can rest assured will provide no danger to your child, but you also want to select a toy that will help your child develop their full potential. Research indicates that children who are provided with age-appropriate toys that are stimulating will help children to more fully develop their physical, cognitive and creative abilities. By learning which toys …

A Guide to Baby Scales

Baby scales are used to measure breast milk and the weight of babies. When baby arrives early or has medical problems, health care providers turn to the Medela Baby Weigh Scale for measuring breast milk intake. The baby is weighed before and after breastfeeding, and with a touch of a button, the Baby Weight Scale calculates the baby’s intake. For small babies, the Baby Weight Scale can measure the difference of one-half teaspoon of breast milk. Lack of weight gain in an infant should always be taken seriously. Be sure to check that your baby is being weighed properly. Weighing should always be done on the same scale because of the slight differences between scales. It is best to use …

A Guide For A Mother Of A Newly Born Baby

Usually there is very little or no information known to most of the parents at the time of the arrival of their first baby. There are many new questions that come to the mind of the parents of a newly born baby like how to handle their babies first cold, how to make babies sleep, what kind of food is good for them till the age of 6-9 months, how to soothe babies teething pain, signs that tell if the baby is ready for the solid food and why the solid food is not good for them in the initial few months and so on. The list of such questions is endless. We get a bunch of different advice and …

How to baby proof your home

Keeping your baby safe at all times is one of your greatest concerns and responsibilities. There is so much to consider and it is very easy to overlook something that might be fairly obvious to some but escape others. Q. What is the best way to approach baby-proofing our home? The best way is to see your home from the eyes of your child. It is recommended that you get down on your hands and knees and crawl around your home. This will enable you to see hazards you might not have recognized at your full height. Are electrical outlets in baby’s reach or are there electric cords hanging down that your baby can pull on or get tangled in? …

How Preschool Songs Help Your Child Learn

We have all had the experience of listening to the radio when a song comes on that you haven’t heard in 10, 15, or 20 years. But right away you start to sing along like you heard it yesterday, you don’t miss a single word. Amazing right. Well not really. You probably heard it a hundred times in it’s hay day. Repetition. Kids are no different. Those songs like Wheels on the Bus and The Itsy Bitsy Spider help your child learn simple concepts through repetition. Singing along to these simple songs helps them to become familiar with new words and concepts. The Old McDonald song helps young children learn the sounds that animals make and there are songs that …

How the Two-way Baby Monitor Benefits You and Your Baby

A baby monitor is a device that is used to check on the baby even if the watcher is not inside the same room. It is extremely helpful; especially to parents who cannot possibly stay by their baby’s side at all times. The most common type used is the audio monitor. This type receives and transmits sounds produced by the baby to a parent unit so moms or dads could hear the activities of the baby and know if there are any problems while they are at a certain distance. Lately, additional features have been placed to these audio monitors, wherein parents could now talk back to their baby. This new feature has proven to be very beneficial to many …

Ideas for a Baby Website

Everybody loves babies. They are cute, cuddly and simple adorable. A baby website is a perfect place to share your happiness with your friends and other people who have been blessed with such wonderful little miracles in their life. Your own experience with small little information about the little one and the products they should use must be there in the baby website. A baby website must cover anything and everything related to a baby. From brushing yourself for the baby to breastfeeding to baby names, clothes, baby care, and baby food to teaching your baby the sign language-everything should come within a baby website. Feeding- Getting into a well-structured feeding regime can take several months, with much trial and …